YDS Architects

Locations & Contacts

  • 2-20-7,Misaki-cho,Chiyoda-ku
    Suidobashi-Nishiguchi-Kaikan 6F

    Tokyo, 1010061
    Yoshitaka Uchino


  • Yoshitaka Uchino

Firm Description

YDS Architects, founded in 2006, is an award-winning international office that strives for innovation in design.

YDS Architects think that architectures and cities should be beautiful and functional.
On designing architectures,we always keep in mind natural factors such as light,wind,and rain.
Our aim is to create a beautiful spaces with nature where people feel the transition of light and shadow.

To question the interrelationship between architecture and nature is to rethink human life within architecture is our basic approach in designing houses.
On designing housings, we consider the meaning of ‘living together’, and try to connect housings with cities
by making public spaces like agoras and paths.
Referring to the historic spaces such as traditional Japanese roji and western plaza,we design bountiful and vigorous spaces of plazas and streets in housings.

Housings are like small cities for residents,therefore we always design spaces where residents could meet and enjoy with each other.
Creating agoras with trees where people feel nature such as light, wind, and so on is one of our solutions.
By realizing architectures one by one,we intend to stimulate cities and invoke communications between architectures and cities.

Voids are very important elements of architectures,therefore YDS Architects continue to pursue dramatic spaces by designing voids,
to seek to create inner and outer voids as efficiently as possible.
YDS Architects usually use simple geometric forms like circles, squares, and uniform grids.
By employing simple geometry as a methodology, order of spaces would come into being.

Simple concept of voids and spaces of plazas and streets while taking in nature would make spaces beautiful and comfortable to live in.
Based upon five factors below,YDS Architects always design architectures and cities.
1. Nature:Light and Wind
2. MA,Void
3. Spaces of Agora
4. Spaces of Street
5. Landscape


  1. Award Winning House K

    House K

    Kumamoto, JAPAN

  2. Award Winning Forests of Grid

    Forests of Grid

    Tokyo, JAPAN

  3. Award Winning Void in a Forest

    Void in a Forest

    Tokyo, JAPAN

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